GNSS Positioning

Status and Features
Nowadays, GNSS receivers have scores – and often hundreds – of channels, enabling them to track GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Compass signals simultaneously. The whole workflow from satellite tracking to calculating the coordinates of the position in a preferred reference system can be conducted automatically in real time. The price of GNSS receivers has dropped steadily since the first GPS receivers came onto the commercial market in 1982. In conjunction with the latest product survey results for GNSS receivers (available at www.geo‑, the author puts today’s GNSS status and features in perspective. (By Mathias Lemmens, senior editor, GIM International, The... (read more)
2012-12-18 01:53:20

Hemisphere GNSS Releases New GNSS RTK Engine

Hemisphere GNSS has announced the launch of Athena, its next-generation GNSS engine. According to the company, the new core engine has been designed to maximise the ability to excel at the rigorous GNSS requirements of multiple market segment customers in machine control, survey and GIS. Athena is developed for application in virtually every environment where high-accuracy GNSS receivers can be used. Hemisphere’s customers have tested and proven Athena’s performance in long baseline, in open-sky environments, under heavy canopy, and in geographic locations experiencing significant scintillation. The company claims the brand-new GNSS RTK engine has one of the most reliably consistent... (read more)
2015-05-08 11:09:16

David GNSS Survey Receivers

David GNSS Survey Receivers (read more)
2018-05-25 09:52:05

GNSS Baseband Chip

OLinkStar offers OTrack32 GPS/BeiDou-2/GLONASS 32-channel baseband chip delivering hig performance using low power. The chip is capable of receiving multi-band GNSS signals simultaneously up to four groups and processing signals concurrently to make multiple constellation navigation possible within a single chip. The OTrack32 is designed in a host-based architecture. The chip supports position update rates of 1, 5, and 10Hz, up to 20Hz. The chip offers friendly interface with various processors including ARM, MIPS, DSP etc. (read more)
2010-11-04 10:34:12
2017-02-06 10:08:27

French Surveyors’ GNSS

The French Order of Chartered Surveyors (Ordre des Géomètres Experts) has set itself the objective of completing a GNSS network over the national territory. This network will allow positioning in real time with a precision better than an inch (2.5cm) anywhere within France. About five hundred surveyors, one third of the profession, already support the network. The project will begin during the first quarter of 2005 and the network will be completely rolled out across the entire country by the end of 2005. It will benefit from the labelling of reference stations by the IGN for ensuring their integration into... (read more)
2005-03-16 12:00:00

New Topcon GNSS Receiver

The new GR-5 GNSS receiver from Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS, USA) introduces its Fence Antenna technology and expanded channel support, providing high tracking sensitivity and multipath rejection in a compact and lightweight package. The device can perform any task for survey, engineering or construction, and its rugged I-beam design can withstand a two-metre (six-foot) drop onto concrete.   The new GR-5 receiver features also include a high-accuracy RTK engine with position updates up to 100Hz; integrated dual communication system with multiple radio and cellular combinations; IP66 dustproof and waterproof rating; MIL-STD shock and vibration tolerance and Bluetooth connectivity. It operates... (read more)
2011-03-21 10:50:17

GNSS Handheld Data Collector

Nexteq Navigation, Canada, has announced the T5A multifunctional GNSS handheld data collector. This device is a high-accuracy GPS unit capable of 2.0cm accuracy using Real Time Kinematics (RTK) and 50cm globally using Nexteq’s i-PPP technology. The T5A combines its centimetre-level precision with a versatility allowing for accurate data collection in various weather conditions. The T5A is equipped with a 3.7” colour touch screen that is with its IP66 rating both waterproof and dustproof and includes features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, digital cellular data and voice, microSD card slots and a 3.0 megapixel digital camera. Like all Nexteq Navigation GPS handhelds,... (read more)
2012-06-05 12:00:00

Collaboration in GNSS Services

Global Providers Forum Launched
Positioning and navigation by satellites has now become part of everyday life for many citizens all over the globe, and a plethora of (commercial) services rely on the continuous well functioning of these systems. Many more promising applications are in the air and will shape the future landscape.<P> To ensure reliable services the adagio among system providers should be co-ordination and collaboration rather than ignoring one another’s existence. Six nations and federations are now involved in the operational provision or development of Global Navigation Satellite services. In our October Pinpoint the development was discussed of China’s Compass/Beidou Navigation Satellite System... (read more)
2007-11-14 12:00:00

ION GNSS 2011 Programme

The Institute of Navigation (ION) GNSS 2011 Conference Program and Registration are available on-line. The conference is the 24th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation and will take place from 19th to 23th September 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference will feature a track of interactive panel discussions lead by international experts and policy makers and more than 250 technical papers.   In addition to the technical meeting, pre-conference tutorials will be offered and the Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) Symposium will be co-locating with... (read more)
2011-05-10 09:21:03
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